The limner’s art may trace the absent feature,
And give the eye of distant weeping faith
To view the form of its idolatry;
But oh! the scenes ‘mid which they met and parted;
The thoughts–the recollections sweet and bitter,–
Th’ Elysian dreams of lovers, when they loved,–
Who shall restore them?
Gothic poem by Robert Maturin. Maturin was Irish clergyman, dramatist, and author of Gothic romances. He has been called “the last of the Goths,” as his best-known work, Melmoth the Wanderer (My favorite Gothic Work of all time!), is considered the last of the classic English Gothic romances.
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